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Submitted by ancientt on December 1, 2014 - 6:15pm.

Re:I'll just wait for 6G
by pr0nbot (313417)

Digital comms is soulless and overrated anyway. It doesn't have the warmth, vibrancy or resonance of analogue. I use a solid granite radio phone with a golden antenna so I can really capture the subtleties of my interlocutor's voice.

Submitted by ancientt on November 10, 2014 - 5:50pm.

by OhPlz (168413)

If you like your Internet service, you can keep it. Period.

Submitted by ancientt on September 30, 2014 - 10:29am.

by Sir Garlon (1264)

I forget where I read this but it rings true. "The female body is a thing of beauty that has been a focus of the arts since the dawn of civilization. The male body is lumpy and hairy and should never be seen by the light of day."

Submitted by ancientt on September 30, 2014 - 10:26am.

by Sir Garlon (1264)

After all if someone is found to be naked on photo.. what is the problem really?

Agreed. Being found naked in a photo should be about as embarrassing as being found naked in the shower. Yeah I only want my wife to see me naked, but if a nude photo of me were to exist and to get circulated around the office, it's more shame on my co-workers for peeping than on me for being seen.

by Anonymous Coward

> more shame on my co-workers

It's not the shame so much as the PTSD.

Submitted by ancientt on September 25, 2014 - 12:06pm.

Re:fuck american hegemony
by ArcadeMan (2766669)

How many times do we have to say it, friend? We're very sorry about Céline Dion and Brian Adams.

Submitted by ancientt on September 3, 2014 - 5:03pm.

by Anonymous Coward

It's news because it illustrates that, as much as Linux users like to throw stones at Windows, they too are vulnerable. Anyone can pick through the source and find security holes what can be exploited - perhaps even much more subtle ones than anyone would ever find on Windows.

by Barsteward (969998)

they throw stones at the OS mainly

by Opportunist (166417)

I prefer to throw at the users. The chance to hit the culprit is so much higher.

Submitted by preater on August 19, 2014 - 4:23am.

Re:Libraries are one thing Amazon is not
by AthanasiusKircher (1333179)

The fact that the public library is an actual place is important.

Another facet of having an actual place is that humans orient themselves around physical spaces in ways that just aren't the same electronically.

One of the most important ones to me is the bookshelf, particularly for non-fiction books (which is mostly what I read aside from classic lit). No matter how good Amazon's "products like this one" or "products other people have purchased" lists get, they still generally don't offer the same kind of discovery sensation of browsing on shelves for me. Amazon is very good at showing me books that other people like me already know about. It is TERRIBLE at showing me more obscure or older related items that people like me don't tend to know about already, but which might be just as good resources (or even better). Even a relatively small public library will often have some intriguing random discoveries for me when I'm browsing in an area devoted to a particular subject. And a large university is often a revelation.

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Submitted by ancientt on August 11, 2014 - 4:53pm.

3 questions?
by Nollij (4559)

What are the 3 questions that are asked? The link only stated that it would ask 3 questions

Re:3 questions?
by halcyon1234 (1082)

  1. Are you on drugs?
  2. Are you sure?
  3. Now that that's out of the way, can I get you a glass of wateAREYOUONDRUGS?
Submitted by ancientt on August 8, 2014 - 10:48pm.

by Alfred (4006)
The monkey is a thief but I don't think he had intent to distribute or make available.

by wonkey_monkey (279)
Are you kidding? Look at the grin on his face. He knew exactly what he was doing.

Submitted by operagost on July 29, 2014 - 9:19am.

Hamas Is 100 Percent of the Problem
by resistant (221968)

I have karma to burn, and anti-Jewish, anti-Christian Islamist terrorism really, really ticks me off, so what the hell.

If the murdering thugs from Hamas hadn't slurped off tens of millions of dollars in humanitarian aid to build terror tunnels and hundreds of terror rockets instead of paying attention to the decaying infrastructure that was the specific target of the humanitarian aid, then that power plant would have been in much better condition. If the murdering thugs from Hamas hadn't insisted in raining rockets on innocent Israeli citizens for months and years, then the Israeli military wouldn't have been forced to fight yet another war to cut down on the growing threat to the lives and safety of said Israeli citizens. If the murdering thugs from Hamas didn't insist on using mosques, schools, hospitals and private residences for stockpiling weapons and for firing on Israeli troops, then the death toll and damage to critical infrastructure would have been vastly lessened.

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Submitted by ancientt on July 20, 2014 - 10:06am.

by Intrepid imaginaut (1970940)

It's a bit baffling how "some economists" weren't fully cognisant of what would happen when the minimum wage was raised. I mean it's not as though it's the first time it has happened, the effects should be well known by now. Kind of reminds me of the old joke:

A mathematician, an accountant and an economist apply for the same job.

The interviewer calls in the mathematician and asks "What do two plus two equal?" The mathemetician replies "Four." The interviewer asks "Four, exactly?" The mathematician looks at the interviewer incredulously and says "Yes, four, exactly."

Then the interviewer calls in the accountant and asks the same question "What do two plus two equal?" The accountant says "On average, four - give or take ten percent, but on average, four."

Then the interviewer calls in the economist and poses the same question "What do two plus two equal?" The economist gets up, locks the door, closes the shade, sits down next to the interviewer and says "What do you want it to equal?"

Submitted by ancientt on July 20, 2014 - 10:05am.

by BonThomme (239873)

but who will speak for the unemployed Swiss Bankers?

Submitted by ancientt on July 9, 2014 - 4:22pm.

Re:Seems appropriate
by Mordok-DestroyerOfWo (1000167)

Forgetting is not a legitimate defence, much like torturers say, you would say that wouldn't you?

So basically marriage is a good preparation for criminal defense.

Submitted by veridicus on July 8, 2014 - 4:11pm.

by Horse With Stripes (577)

35 years ago I got a 'D' in my first programming class. That was my first exposure to 'D' programming ;-)

Submitted by ancientt on July 7, 2014 - 9:17am.

Long range wireless energy transmission not new.
by Anonymous Coward

Simply convert the energy to mass; move the mass on the back of a truck; then convert it back to energy again.

No wires required!

Re:Long range wireless energy transmission not new
by maxwell demon (1608)

Sure. You convert energy to mass by dividing it by c^2. If that's not simple, then what is? ;-)